Laboratory of Social Neuroscience and Comparative Development
Mauro Belluardo


Mauro Belluardo is a Ph.D student in Neuroscience and a Clinical Psychologist.  He took the Bachelor degree in Experimental and Clinical Cognitive Psychology at Università di Roma of Rome in 2013 and the Master’s degree in Psychobiology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Parma, Italy, in 2016. In 2017 he started a Ph.D course in Neuroscience at the University of Parma under the supervision of prof. Pier Francesco Ferrari. His Ph.D. project is aimed at studying facial expressions time processing and facial cortical sensorimotor somatotopic and functional organisation in patients with congenital facial palsy, affected by Moebius Syndrome. He is also spending part of his Ph.D at the Institut des Sciences Cognitives - CNRS, Lyon, taking part in a behavioural and Magnetic Resonance Imaging research project focused on how non-humans primates social behaviours and brain development are affected by early experience.

  • E.De Stefani, M.Ardizzi, Y.Nicolini, M.Belluardo, A.Barbot, C.Bertolini, G.Garofalo, B.Bianchi, G.Coudè, L.Murray, P.F.Ferrari
    Children with facial paralysis due to Moebius syndrome exhibit reduced autonomic modulation during emotion processing.
    Journal of neurodevelopmental disorders, 12, Vol: 11, (2019), doi: 10.1186/s11689-019-9272-2

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